Newswire: Blogger discredits History’s Amelia Earhart doc with 30 minutes of research

A few days ago, the world was enthralled by the discovery of an old photograph that allegedly showed Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan on a Japanese harbor after their disappearance in 1937. The photo also accompanied an old theory that Earhart and Noonan had been taken captive by the Japanese government and were sent to prison for being spies. This was all explored in a History special called Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, but it seems like some people—particularly some people at History—may have been too quick to trust the stories about the photo.

According to The Guardian, a military history blogger from Tokyo named Kota Yamano didn’t buy that the photo depicted Earhart being captured by the Japanese military, so he decided to see if he could find some record of the same image in Japan’s own archives. He then began the arduous task …

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